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Tackling antibiotic resistance: the environmental framework

Publikationsart Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Review-Artikel (peer-reviewed)
Publikationsdatum 2015
Autor/in Berendonk Thomas U., Manaia Célia M., Merlin Christophe, Fatta-Kassinos Despo, Cytryn Eddie, Walsh Fiona, Bürgmann Helmut, Sørum Henning, Norström Madelaine, Pons Marie-Noëlle, Kreuzinger Norbert, Huovinen Pentti, Stefani Stefania, Schwartz Thomas, Kisand Veljo, Baquero Fernando, Martinez José Luis,
Projekt Microbial resistance, exotoxicological impact and risk assessment of micropollutants in a mid-sized lake
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Review-Artikel (peer-reviewed)

Zeitschrift Nature Reviews Microbiology
Volume (Issue) 13(5)
Seite(n) 310 - 317
Titel der Proceedings Nature Reviews Microbiology
DOI 10.1038/nrmicro3439


Antibiotic resistance is a threat to human and animal health worldwide, and key measures are required to reduce the risks posed by antibiotic resistance genes that occur in the environment. These measures include the identification of critical points of control, the development of reliable surveillance and risk assessment procedures, and the implementation of technological solutions that can prevent environmental contamination with antibiotic resistant bacteria and genes. In this Opinion article, we discuss the main knowledge gaps, the future research needs and the policy and management options that should be prioritized to tackle antibiotic resistance in the environment.